Top 20 Things Most Dangerous to Children

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Came across this article today and thought it was well put together and contained great info so here it is!

Now before I post it, understand that what we have been lead to believe by much of mainstream media and mainstream medicine about these things may be different so please take the time to look into things further if something doesn’t resonate.

1. Mercury fillings
Often called “silver fillings” to hide the fact that they’re made from mercury, these highly toxic fillings are placed directly into the mouths of children where they are inhaled (mercury vapor) and swallowed, causing systemic mercury poisoning to the child and leading to long-term neurological damage. Visit and watch the “Smoking Teeth = Poison Gas” video to learn more.

2. Vaccines
Think vaccines are safe? You’ve been hoodwinked by the popular media parroting drug company propaganda. Vaccines are preserved with methyl mercury, one of the most dangerous chemical forms of the toxic heavy metal. This mercury is injected directly into the bodies of children where it causes severe neurological damage. And yes, it does cause Autism, despite what you’ve read in the dumbed-down press. Only a fool would inject their child with mercury-preserved vaccines.

3. Hot dogs
Hot dogs are made with horrifying processed meat parts (click here to see shocking photos of processed meat products, then preserved with a cancer-causing ingredient called sodium nitrite. As detailed in my book Grocery Warning, this ingredient causes brain tumors in children, not to mention leukemia, pancreatic cancer, colon cancer and other cancers. Hot dogs are far more dangerous to a child’s health than lead paint in my opinion, and yet parents keep feeding them to their children!

4. Antibacterial soap
How about a little nerve toxin in your soap? That’s what’s found in antibacterial soap. It’s a toxic cocktail of chemicals designed to kill life. That’s how it kills bacteria. The problem is that it also harms people — especially infants and children who are trying to develop healthy nervous systems. Avoid all products claiming to be “antibacterial.” You’re better off using natural soap (like Dr. Bronner’s soap, ) and letting your child’s immune system fight off common bacteria. The world isn’t sterile, after all. You can’t turn your house into a germ-free bubble.

5. ADHD drugs
Would you give your child street drugs like speed or meth? Probably not, but what if your doctor wrote you a prescription for speed and said your child needed it because he was ADHD? If you’re like most parents, you’d fall in step and start giving your child speed. But wait, you say: ADHD drugs are not speed, are they? But of course they are. They belong to a class of drugs called amphetamines. They used to be illegally sold as speed. Now they’re prescription drugs, and they’re given to children in schools all across America (and elsewhere). Psychiatrists and drug companies are making a killing dosing up kids and infants on substances that used to be considered illegal street drugs (and that have no legitimate medical use whatsoever).

6. Sports drinks
For some reason, parents irrationally believe sports drinks are healthy because they contain the word “sports.” Didn’t they notice the neon green artificial coloring? Sports drinks are, in my opinion, a nutritional joke. Made from salt water, processed sweeteners and petrochemical coloring, many of their ingredients are actually harmful. Drinking water would be smarter, and feeding your child some healthy trace minerals would be even better. Low on potassium? Eat a banana.

7. Cough syrup and over-the-counter medicines
Nearly all children’s over-the-counter medicines contain multiple toxic substances such as chemical sweeteners, preservatives and additives. Cough syrup, in particular, has been scientifically proven to be absolutely worthless in preventing coughs. Many “children’s” medicines are actually more toxic than their adult counterparts because they’re sweetened up and cosmetically enhanced with artificial colors made from petrochemicals. Yet parents poison their children every day with over-the-counter medicine.

8. Sunscreen
The sunscreen industry is a huge scam. Most popular sunscreen products actually cause skin cancer due to the numerous toxic chemicals they contain (which are quickly absorbed into the skin where they cause DNA mutations that lead to cancer). Even worse, sunscreen blocks the UV radiation that allows the skin to manufacture all-important vitamin D — the most powerful anti-cancer nutrient yet known to modern science. It prevents over a dozen different cancers, yet parents block it by slathering toxic sunscreen on their children, all while mistakenly believing they’re “protecting their children from cancer!” What a scam.

9. Fluoride in the water
I’ve always found it amazing that city water officials were dumb enough to actually buy a toxic waste substance and arrange to have it dripped into the public water supply where it would be ingested by infants and children. The result? Mass fluorosis and toxicity to children everywhere. Didn’t these people realize that fluoride only works topically? (That is, it only works if you rub it on your teeth, then spit it out, and even that only works if you’re using natural fluoride, not the chemicals spit out as byproducts of the fertilizer industry, which is what city water departments are buying and dripping into the water supply.) Click here to see my CounterThink cartoon on this topic.

Whoever heard of drinking a topical medication in the first place? It’s like swallowing sunscreen to prevent sunburn. Even worse, putting this into the public water supply effectively mass medicates everyone with a bioactive chemical substance that no one has been given a prescription for. This is all done with no regard for the level of natural fluoride children might already be ingesting from other sources. The situation is so crazy that it’s difficult to find a more insane example of medical tyranny than the mass fluoridation of public water supplies. The fact that doctors and dentists so vehemently support it demonstrates just how crazy they really are.

10. Processed milk
Children as young as 10 years old are now being diagnosed with heart disease and clogged arteries. Ever wonder how it happened? It’s due in part, I believe, to all the processed milk children are swallowing these days. Not only is the milk contaminated with pus, blood and detectable levels of pesticides and other chemicals, it’s also homogenized, meaning the fats are artificially modified in a way that makes them stay in suspension. This homogenization also makes milk fats dangerous to cardiovascular health. While I support the consumption of raw, unprocessed milk, I think that consuming processed, homogenized milk is dangerous to the health of infants, children and adults alike!

11. Fast food
Fast food is extremely unhealthy for children. Not only are the foods often fried, homogenized, hydrogenated and otherwise altered, they’re also laced with chemical additives, taste enhancers, processed sugars, petrochemical food coloring and other unhealthy substances. Strangely, many parents actually reward their children for good behavior by buying them unhealthy fast food meals, thereby creating a psychological association between good feelings and junk food. (Fast food restaurants further exploit this psychological link by building playgrounds and running feel-good advertisements that emphasize friends and fun, then link those good vibes to their food products.)

12. Antidepressant drugs
Children as young as six months old are now being put on psychotropic drugs such as SSRIs (antidepressants). These drugs, we now know, cause suicidal thoughts and violent behavior, especially in young boys. They imbalance brain chemistry and even alter the body’s metabolism of sugar, promoting diabetes and leading to rapid weight gain. These drugs are so dangerous that feeding them to children should be considered a crime. Every single school shooting involving a child in the United States in the last 15 years has been linked to antidepressant drug use. Need I say more?

13. Chemical laundry detergents
Parents are shown fancy ads on television depicting how wonderful and clean their clothes will be if they wash them in brand-name laundry detergent. What they’re not shown, however, is the toxicity of all the synthetic chemicals that go into most laundry detergent products. The fragrance chemicals alone are often carcinogenic, and they’re just as bad for the environment as they are children’s health. A new alternative has appeared, however: Soap berries! It’s laundry soap that grows on trees. We offer it at

14. Flame retardant chemicals
Did you know that new mattresses for infants and children are often sprayed with extremely toxic flame retardant chemicals? These are easily absorbed through the skin of infants and children where they contribute to numerous neurological disorders and immune suppression. Many clothing products are also sprayed with flame retardants, as are some carpeting products. In the push to make everything fireproof, state regulators (who have mandated the flame retardant chemicals in states like California) have created a toxic environment for everyone. I suppose if you’re a politician, it’s always better for a million people to die of a mysterious disease that can’t be linked to you than to have one baby burning up on the evening news with fingers of blame pointed directly at you.

15. Soda
Aside from directly promoting diabetes and obesity, sodas also contain high amounts of phosphoric acid, a substance that dissolves bones and causes a loss of bone mineral density. This causes massive tooth decay as well as a shrinking jaw bone and overall skeletal fragility. Diet sodas are even worse, since they contain chemical sweeteners linked to neurological disorders and learning disabilities.

16. Air fresheners
Air fresheners contain cancer-causing chemicals. Unleashing them in the house exposes children to these chemicals, promoting asthma and other respiratory problems. If you value the health of your children, avoid air freshener products and just use essential oils or citrus peels instead. (Peel an orange and hang the peel in your kitchen.)

17. Synthetic vitamins
Many children’s vitamins are made with cheap, synthetic “vitamin” chemicals that actually harm people who take them. Plus, many are loaded up with artificial colors, sucrose and chemical sweeteners. Avoid cheap, store-bought children’s vitamins or anything containing cyanocobalamin (a toxic form of vitamin B12). Quality children’s vitamins are available through sources like Nordic Naturals (fish oils) and (also check for high-quality supplements).

18. Dryer sheets
Most popular dryer sheets and fabric softeners are made with toxic synthetic chemicals that are not safe to use on children’s clothing. The fragrance chemicals alone are often highly carcinogenic, and the other chemicals contribute additional toxicity to the clothing. Children’s clothes should never be washed or dried in chemicals. Only use natural detergents and fabric softeners, or avoid the fabric softeners altogether.

19. Bacon
Most bacon and sausage are processed meat products made with sodium nitrite (like the hot dogs, above) and contaminated with various chemicals lodged in the animal fats. Conventionally-raised beef, pork and chicken products are, in my opinion, extremely toxic to the human body and contribute to colon cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer and many other diseases and disorders. If you make meat for your children, shop for 100% organic, free-range, antibiotic-free meats that have no nitrites or nitrates.

20. Shampoo and bath products
Virtually all popular shampoo and bath products sold on the market contain cancer-causing chemicals. The ingredients read like a top-40 list of toxic chemicals. Virtually none of these chemicals have ever been tested or approved for use on humans (they are simply ignored because the FDA astonishingly believes the skin won’t absorb chemicals). If you want healthy products, use the shampoo I recommend: Pure Essentials Fragrance-Free Shampoo from Earth Science (

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  1. Doualle

    The title should be Top 20 Things Most Dangerous to living creature!

  2. I completely agree with everything in this article, our world is full of toxins and so reducing as many as possible is so important. I have researched healthy alternatives for my family and in doing so – we feel great! and have so much more energy and vitality. It’s wonderful how natural and simple things bring good health; It’s also so much cheaper and better for the environment than buying overpriced and over packaged stuff from big companies.
    – Make your own cleaning products – all you need is white vinegar and baking soda – works great and so cheap.
    – Honey and warm water works so much better than cough syrups.
    People that are skeptical – just replace a few things with heather alternatives and see how you feel, you’ll never go back and your children will thank you when they are older.

  3. damian may

    good article but rather surprised not to find one mention of EMR!?….. the most constant contributor to poor health both mental and physical for children due to the fact that they re exposed to harmful microwave signals 24/7…

  4. Sharee

    The truth hurts people but it will set you free! Do not like the woman’s attitude and will no longer give her a minute of my time but her ideas resonate… I will do my own research :) here’s one for you to think about though. Is the government proactively providing opportunities for population control, through our everyday household supplies?

  5. Rick

    How about some of the thing I have heard about that have killed kids. Toddlers drowning or suffocating exploring in areas they shouldn’t be. Car accidents (you need a safety seat). Teens and tweens doing dumb things like Dextromethorphan, the choking game, Boone’s farm.

  6. genevieve trowbridge

    i have read eatin cantalope whilst in the sun helps to protect u from the bad uv rays of the sun a natural protectant

  7. AM

    This is utter crap. Only ethyl mercury was ever used in vaccines (and I’m not supporting the use of any kind of mercury for this purpose, absolutely not) but it is no longer in a single vaccine on most countries’ childhood schedules. In flu shots, multi-dose vials used in developing nations, maybe, but not in most vaccines given to children at all. Aluminium, yes, mercury, no. You discredit your article and reputation as a blogger when you make false statements like this.

  8. Carole

    You clearly do not have an ADHD child, nor have you done the research or monitored the affects of treatment vs. non treatment. As much as I agree with many of the items you listed (based upon researching the topics, not simply accepting someone else’s opinion), it is clear to me that the ones you chose to list are based on your personal opinions (in my opinion) instead of facts. Individuals like you make it even harder for others to make good decisions about their health and the health of their children, you mix opinion with fact and represent yourself as passionate about health. Fine, do the research and make sure your passions follow the facts, or just stick to baseball please. I know it makes no difference to you, but I will be unsubscribing to every site which post your opinion and tries to pass it off as factual.

  9. Break out the aluminum foil hats!

  10. Kelly

    Using the f-word to try and express every statement you make=>
    You sound super ignorant and narrow minded. And yes we get it, you think everyone is inferior, and we should go do our own f$@king research. Bravo for sounding so perfectly belligerent and uneducated.


    Then what do you suggest people do? We all can’t go live on a farm and make our own food and soap! You’re dead wrong about OTC cough syrup not helping a child’s cough! Sure there may be harmful chemicals in it, but it does work!!!!
    EVERYTHING we do EVERY DAY, exposes us to toxins! The air you breathe is killing you right now!
    So, unless you have a solution to this problem, why are you posting about it? Reading your article was a waste of my time!

  12. mamamia

    Cognitive dissonance, wow! Apparently you made the mistake of putting the word “children” in the title, therefore getting links from parents who are suddenly FREAKED OUT by all they’ve seen here. I know the feeling.

    But shooting the messenger is not the answer. Let’s all take a deep breath and look into it. When I was first confronted with all this stuff (individually, not all at once as it is presented here) my own natural curiosity took hold and I started looking into it. Pick one. Pick the one that feels most insane or most threatening to your own family, and start googling. Take it one at a time.

  13. Peter Freeman

    Thimerosal, the mercury preservative you blame for Autism, has been out of Vaccines for over a decade yet Autism diagnosis still rises. Autism is genetic you ass. The diseases that vaccines have protected against still kill children in other parts of the world. Now, children are dying from these diseases again in the US because idiots like you scare parents into not vaccinating their children. And these are horrible deaths. Autisim runs in my family and it goes back to my grandfather (that we know of) and he was not vaccinated. You do more harm than good. Shame on you!

  14. Ross

    Its all very fine and dandy telling us that this and that are bad for you and toxic but could you please provide some alternatives for each individual case to support your argument/claims?

    • I disagree with the way that this article has been worded and written. It does leave a sour taste in the mouth….but have you ever read your shampoo or body wash bottle?? If you can pronounce most of these crazy words then you must be in that field for a living. It’s down right scary what’s in a lot of our everyday products.

  15. chamko76

    There is a reason to be concerned about these things and that is because we have come to the realization that these greedy money hungry companies don’t care about their consumers, just their bottom line. I’ve heard it said, “Believe half of what you read and none of what you hear.” In this case I would say that I agree with some of the points but others are a little over kill. We have to be diligent parents and do our homework to protect our children from the chronic illnesses that plague the people of the world today. I don’t want to be the one saying I should have known, I should have done my homework, when it’s ultimately to late. Don’t be afraid of the points of view of the author or attack him for bringing up the issues. Instead, do your homework and try to understand how these things really affect the human body. It may not happen to everyone but consider this, in the very early 1900’s 1 in 500 people were diagnosed with cancer, today that number has increased by nearly 500% to 1 in 3 people being diagnosed with some form of cancer or another. Why is it so hard for people to see that all the great things that have been afforded to us in the last century may just be the problem. The way of the natural world and order of things has been knocked off balance and more and more people are suffering today from chronic illnesses that may or not be related to all the wonderful advancements that science and industry has made. People please just respect one another and take another’s thoughts into consideration before your the one saying, ” I should of done my homework.”

  16. Cassie

    Wow interesting info i wish i had more time and money to get all these natural remedies. I dont wair sunscreen everyday and jow have skin cancer in my forhead because i keep my sunroof open while i drive and that wonderful vitamin d gave me skin cancer! I agree with the shit they put in our food it wasnt this bad when i was a kid but now im up against a wall when it comes to my kids. The funny thing is my kid is so damn smart and i use regular laundry soap, she loves bacon, drinks milk, and has taken over the counter cough syrup and vitamins and it just fine. Had her shots and no autism or other problems. Trying to scare people to make them see your way isnt that what the big companys do to make money? So now if you go ALL organic your safe. Sounds like another money hungry plot to me.

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